Delivery of high-energy, infrared-laser pulses by polymer-coated hollow fibers

Yuji Matsuura, Konosuke Hanamoto, Yi Wei Shi, Yukio Abe, Mitsunobu Miyagi

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Abstract

Hollow fibers with the internal silver and polymer layers have been developed for delivery of high energy pulses of infrared lasers. We adopted a cyclic olefin polymer (COP) as the dielectric layer. Since this polymer exhibits no strong absorption in the Er:YAG (2.94 μm) or Nd:YAG (1.06 μm) wavelength region, it is appropriate for inner dielectric of hollow fibers. We fabricated the COP-coated hollow fibers by using a liquid-flow, polymer coating technique. We report our recent results on transmission properties of the polymer-coated fibers for Er:YAG and Nd:YAG lasers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)138-142
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume3849
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Dec 1
EventProceedings of the 1999 Infrared Optical Fibers and their Applications - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: 1999 Sep 211999 Sep 22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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